Transfer rumours are transfer rumours and, let’s face it, more often than not they turn out to be nothing more than conjured up dross linking in-form players with big teams. Manchester United fans naturally have to put up with a lot of that, and this month appears to be no different. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claim the Red Devils are scouting Everton’s Romelu Lukaku ahead of a potential move in January. It’s said the Toffees would demand £35m if United do move for him, with Van Gaal having had Old Trafford staff watching the Belgian. United do need a striker, it’s true, but there can be doubts cast fairly easily. Meanwhile, Jamie Carragher stoked the fires of controversy, by suggesting Wayne Rooney has the mileage of a 35-year-old. Rooney’s just 30 now, but has struggled this season - Carragher said the fact that his professional career began at 16 is taking its toll.